18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Lisse, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planning site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In March, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Lisse.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

2
nights
Lisse, Holland

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. On the 13th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Duivenvoorde, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then explore the world behind art at Cruquius Pump Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Bulb Region. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Beeld Laurens Janszoon Coster, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem, and finally steep yourself in history at Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem.

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You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lisse in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lisse are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Lisse

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Haarlem, Cruquius Pump Museum, Kasteel Duivenvoorde
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Kasteel Duivenvoorde ©
Kasteel Duivenvoorde
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip builder tool .

You can drive from Lisse to Bruges in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. On the 15th (Sun), you're off toParis.

Things to do in Bruges

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. March in Paris sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Wallace Collection and King's College Chapel. Explore London's surroundings by going to St. George's Chapel (in Windsor) and Cambridge (University of Cambridge & Cambridgeshire Wine School). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Westminster, enjoy breathtaking views from The Monument to the Great Fire of London, appreciate the extensive heritage of South Bank, and explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planning site .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in London can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cambridge, St. George's Chapel
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. George's Chapel ©
St. George's Chapel
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Quarter. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at HMS Caroline, step into the grandiose world of Carrickfergus Castle, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then don't miss a visit to Shankill Road, and finally admire the striking features of St. Malachy's Church.

To see reviews and tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from London to Belfast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ballycastle Beach, Mussenden Temple, Carrickfergus Castle
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Mussenden Temple ©
Mussenden Temple
Ballycastle Beach ©
Ballycastle Beach

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Shankill Beach (in Shankill) and Cashel (Hore Abbey & Rock of Cashel). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glendalough Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cashel, Glendalough Cathedral, Shankill Beach
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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